corporal hammer or budget battles or benghazi or gun control. this christmas millions of americans are anxious and hurting financially and many of us are worried about the country we are leaving to our children, whether it willle be the same country we grew up in. this is the season to take a longer look at things. remember that our countrymen endured far worse. the revolutionary war. civil war. pearl harbor. civil rights movement. our country came through each struggle stronger.